Gifts come in many different packages

Friday, December 7, 2018

 

During this time of year, we remember all the gifts we’ve been given throughout the year – gifts of time, treasure and talent that enable Seagull Services to carry out the mission of providing advocacy and service to adults and students with developmental disabilities.

There are numerous ways to give a gift of support to Seagull Services. In addition to a direct donation, Seagull can benefit by a donation of a vehicle, or household items to our partner non-profits. Donations also could be made as a permanent tribute to honor a loved one, or as a charitable bequest.

Also, please consider the following types of gifts:

Real Estate: A donation of property can sometimes provide greater tax benefits than cash gifts as the owner does not incur any capital gains taxes.

Matching Gifts: If your company offers an Employee Matching Gifts program, you can double your gift with a matching contribution from your employer to Seagull Services.

Endowment Fund: An endowment fund is a way to create a perpetual gift for a program or service of Seagull Services. Structured so that only the interest is spent, the endowment would continue to bear funds to support the program of your choice or provide support each year where the need is the greatest.

Life Insurance: Through a life insurance policy, donors can fund their future gift to Seagull Services from income instead of capital.  You also can make Seagull Services a beneficiary of a paid policy whose coverage you no longer need for heirs or life changes.

Retirement Plans: Your retirement plan may be worth more when donated to Seagull Services instead of to your heirs who could face higher tax consequences.

Appreciated Securities or Closely-Held Stock: We accept securities and closely-held stock as a form of donation for the support of Seagull Services.

 For more information, visit the Support Us tab at seagull.org.

 

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